Friday, March 1, 2013

February Reading Rundown

How on earth is it March already?! I know February is short, but come on!

Not much reading for this month. Well, unless you count all the academic stuff and the guides for writing cover letters and preping for interviews post-graduate school. Which we wont, because really, you only read that stuff when you have to and this, my friends, is about fun.

In February I read:

Death of a Cad by M.C. Beaton

The American Heiress by Daisy Goodwin

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

It's another toss up this month between two very different books. Kostova is one of those authors where I can't help but find myself thinking I wished my mind worked like her's did! This is an amazing story that tracks through three generations of a family and three periods in history as these historians try to unlock the truth behind Vlad (the Impaler) Stevitch. It is full of suspense and beautiful writing about historic cities and relationships between people. If you read only one fiction book this year, choose The Historian.

Kostova's unlikely contender is Bourdain. Future Hubby and I loved No Reservations, and this book has been on my list for a very long time. The discussion of food is beautiful and raw. It has very colorful language, so be forewarned and please don't let your child who wants to be a chef read it. Do read it yourself though. Bourdain doesn't pull any punches, he talks about the resturant world like it is, at it's best, at it's worst and all the people that make it run. I loved this book, because for a moment I was there, in the kitchen, completely vacating my own life and THAT is what I look for in a great book. 

Total: 10 (5)

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